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Thunder vs Suns preview and gamethread: OKC looks into the abyss

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Thunder up. Please.

NBA: Phoenix Suns at Oklahoma City Thunder Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Game: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Phoenix Suns

Time: 6PM CST

Location: Chesapeake Arena, OKC

Broadcast: FSOK

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The Thunder hobble into tonight’s (shudder) key matchup against the Suns, who currently sit in the West with one more win than OKC. How bad are things looking right now? The Minnesota Timberwolves somehow look more competent than the Thunder do.

Which is to say, it’s not panic time (yet), but short of saying this is a ‘must win,’ I would argue it is a “must not miss opportunity” to figure out a few things and get a win during this rocky start to the season.

First, a free token for the game to be played:

However, that may be offset somewhat by:

Regardless, nothing really changes in terms of what will cure OKC. As Dom & Bobby argued, they’re missing a ton of shots, and they’re either good shots they they are missing, or they’re bad shots that need to be turned into good shots.

OKC has to begin to make things right tonight, and it doesn’t even have to be everything all at once. That said, things going wrong again, especially in the 4th, OKC will begin to face the kind of scrutiny lottery teams do every season. Are they ready?

Poll

Who do you think will win tonight?

This poll is closed

  • 64%
    Thunder
    (38 votes)
  • 35%
    Suns
    (21 votes)
59 votes total Vote Now